YALC 2019 | Book Haul

YALC 2019 | Book Haul

Hey friends, it’s been a while!

I’ve been absent for pretty much the entire month for various reasons which I’ll go into another time, in another post. The weekend just gone through was YALC weekend, one of my favourite times of the year, and I had an amazing time. I’ll be doing a follow-up post talking about the actual event itself like I did last year for YALC 2018, but for now, I wanted to start with something joyous – my YALC 2019 book haul!

This year I got a little bit wild with my book acquisitions despite promising my partner I wouldn’t be getting many books due to financial constraints. However, I was lucky enough to get a good amount of books via the wonderful book swap area as well as win a few in the giveaways run by the publishers. That coupled with the incredible deals (I mean, could you really turn down a 3 for £5 deal?!) meant that in total I acquired 21 books at YALC this year (and still came in under budget)!!! I got about 3-6 books a day which then got taken back to our hotel room so I didn’t realize just how many books I had until I had to pack them all up to transport home. Thankfully my lovely partner was able to help me carry them home and I spent a good few hours yesterday rearranging my bookshelves to make them all fit.

Here’s a look at the books I got from YALC 2019 ❤

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Book Tag | The Bookish Academy Awards

Book Tag | The Bookish Academy Awards

I was nominated by my wonderful new friend, Kate @ The Backwards Bookshelf, for this brilliant Bookish Academy Awards tag in perfect time for this week’s book tag Thursday! If you didn’t already know, I love book tags so feel free to tag me in any as well as letting my know if you like doing them too!

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Book Review: Gemina | The Space Saga Continues

Book Review: Gemina | The Space Saga Continues

TITLE: Gemina
AUTHOR: Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
SERIES: The Illuminae Files
RELEASED: October 2017; Knopf Books for Young Readers
GENRE: YA Science Fiction
FORMAT: Library Paperback

KEY INFO: unique story layout, set on a spaceship, romance, AI
REPRESENTATION:
female MC’s, AI, female MC with a physical disability, people of colour (side)
CONTENT NOTICES:
lots of gory space deaths, some body horror

amazon // book depository // goodreads

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Most Popular Books versus the Highest Rated Books on my TBR

Most Popular Books versus the Highest Rated Books on my TBR

This past week has ended up being a very Goodreads inspired blogging week. This time I’ve been inspired by Destiny’s super fun post. The aim is to sort your Goodreads TBR shelf according to the number of ratings (“num ratings”) and share the books which are the most popular.

When I tried it out the other day I thought it was really interesting alternating between the most popular books and the highest rated books on my TBR because those two things are very different. So I’m going to divide this post into most popular versus highest rated for a fun comparison! As there are quite a few books which appeared on my highest rated list that either hadn’t been reviewed as the book isn’t released yet (and no ARCs released) or only had less than 5 reviews, I will only be including books that have been released (including ARCs) and that have more than 30 reviews.

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